Posted: October 26, 2023 | Project Management
Construction projects are often categorized based on their scale, the types of structures being built, and the purpose of the project (also called “end use” or “land use”). Broadly, there are six types of construction projects: residential, commercial, institutional, mixed-use, industrial, and heavy civil.
Project management software creates a single source of truth for planning, execution, and monitoring, giving owners and contractors alike real-time visibility into the data they need to manage their resources more efficiently – on any type of construction project. Advanced tools can also integrate with specialized platforms for tasks such as building information modeling (BIM), cost estimation, and risk assessment, providing a comprehensive solution for managing the entire lifecycle of a construction project.
Posted: October 6, 2023 | Project Management
While adaptive reuse has grown in popularity over the last decade, it’s especially important to consider pros and cons when determining whether to apply this approach to mission-critical facilities. Community public safety buildings are multi-purpose and meant to sustain both day-to-day activities and emergency situations. As a result, it’s essential to understand the benefits and potential drawbacks of adaptive reuse to determine whether it’s the best fit.
Posted: September 29, 2023 | Project Management
The goal for construction projects is to maximize the bottom line. Analyzing whether new construction beats renovation, or vice versa, lends itself to reviewing some fundamental elements of real estate development. To some extent, a “pro” vote for one choice is not necessarily a “con” for the other choice.
Posted: September 15, 2023 | Project Management
Over the past few years, we have been introduced to “The Art of the Possible.” We have faced two major questions: “How can your business and portfolio become more agile to the ebbs and flows of change?” and “What does this mean for space and occupancy?” For occupiers, it means re-evaluating their space needs and implementing a unique return-to-office solution that aligns with their services, products, and employees. For landlords, it involves redefining their portfolio and asset strategy.
One solution that is making waves is adaptive reuse. Adaptive reuse is the process of repurposing an existing building for a different use than its original design or intended purpose. It entails taking a structure that may have become obsolete or vacant and transforming it into something new and functional. In the context of office buildings, adaptive reuse can be a compelling approach, particularly in the revitalization of communities and sustainability of spaces.
Posted: September 8, 2023 | Project Management
As architects and glaziers work to design and construct building projects in a more sustainable manner, the consideration of embodied carbon has become a bigger factor in understanding the overall impact of a project’s carbon footprint. But what is embodied carbon?